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Topic # 164392 8-Feb-2015 11:11
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Hi,
I currently have a netgear n750 wireless modem (which is pretty average - constantly loses network connectivity and is a bit of a pig)

Can someone recommend a decent adsl2+ modem/router with good dual mode wireless and that supports openwrt? (openwrt not essential - but if not, then need a configurable firewall).
The wireless needs to service a 2 story house - the n750 wireless is useless here.

I've been swamped looking around the net for good reviews, so thought I'd go for some recommendations.

I've just moved house - and want to ditch the netgear and get something decent.


Thanks,
Ian

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  Reply # 1232853 8-Feb-2015 11:27
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Thinking that one AP/router can service a large house (or even a 2 story one) is flawed logic. Maybe in the old says before 2.4Ghz became completelyy congested it was an option, but now it's not.

The best solution is multiple APs - if you don't have Ethernet cabling to support these then use Ethernet over power adapters to connect these.



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  Reply # 1232859 8-Feb-2015 11:43
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Hi,
Thanks for that - I've also been coming to that conclusion - the are I'm in now is pretty saturated. Time to break out the cat6 rolls in the garage. 

Regards,
Ian

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